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Pitfalls of Judging Your Own Competency

It is not easy to know yourself. According to the Dunning-Kruger effect, a cognitive bias, less competent people think they are more competent than they actually are, and competent people think they are worse than they actually are. Consider the following three scenarios, in which you perform a task at different stages of your career… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management, Risk Management & Claims Prevention, Mentoring, Coaching

New in the practicePRO Library: The Lean Law Firm

It’s a difficult world for law firms these days. Client demands, increased competition, and the distractions of technology can put pressure on any business. Law firms who try to respond with “traditional” firm management are perhaps more susceptible than any other business to falling victim to the chaos. But fortunately, there’s a solution. And it’s… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

New in the practicePRO Library: Remaking Law Firms

The traditional law-firm business model has delivered technically excellent service at seemingly whatever cost. But the times have changed, with the global financial crisis only accelerating the price-down pressures, commoditization, and client demand for efficient, business-relevant services. To respond, law firms will have to go beyond cutting costs while preserving the general way they win… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

New practicePRO resource: The employment law malpractice claims fact sheet

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With such a large amount of claims prevention information available in LAWPRO Magazine articles and practicePRO resources, we had the idea to create simple fact sheets that CPD providers and others could use in developing their program material for specific areas of law. The ninth in our series of “malpractice claims fact sheets” covers labour… Read More »

Categories: Practice Aids, Law Practice Management

Artificial intelligence: What is AI and will it really replace lawyers?

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If you scanned social media or the headlines in many online or print-based newspapers or magazines published in 2017, you were pretty much guaranteed to see posts and articles on artificial intelligence (AI). Most of these articles suggest that AI is in the process of fundamentally changing our lives at work, home and play. And… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology, Technology

New Standard (Residential) Lease Template in Ontario as of April 30, 2018

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The Ontario government is requiring all landlords to use a standard lease template for all new leases beginning April 30, 2018. Lawyers are encouraged to make themselves familiar with the terms of this new lease so they can advise clients of their obligations and rights under the new lease. The information below is taken from… Read More »

Categories: Uncategorized, Precedents, Real Estate, Risk Management & Claims Prevention

Perspectives on the future of law – How the professional should respond to major disruptions

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The legal profession is in the midst of significant change, and is headed into a period where there will be even greater change. These changes are driven by disruptions that alter the very nature of how traditional legal services have been performed and provided to clients for decades. These disruptions include: access to justice client… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology, Technology, Law Practice Management

Help Lawyers Succeed as a LSO Coach & Advisor

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A lawyer coach can help participants develop skills and answer deeper questions in their careers. From building a practice to transitioning to a new practice area, the coach guides the participant by engaging in a journey of self-discovery. Like Socrates’ midwife, the coach helps the participant birth the answer from within. For some lawyer coaches… Read More »

Categories: Career Management, Risk Management & Claims Prevention
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